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Optical four-wave mixing and generation of squeezed light in an optomechanical cavity driven by a bichromatic field
Author(s): Rafael Garcés; Germán J. de Valcárcel
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Paper Abstract

We show that an optomechanical cavity pumped by a bichromatic light beam can generate a signal whose frequency lies halfway between the two driving frequencies. This process can be understood as a degenerate four-wave mixing, in which two pump photons (one from each frequency) are combined to yield two identical signal photons. This process takes place between a lower and an upper threshold in terms of the pump intensity, which depend on the pump frequency difference. Close to the signal oscillation threshold a clear noise reduction in one of its quadratures is shown numerically.

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Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91362C (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052565
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Rafael Garcés, Univ. de València (Spain)
Germán J. de Valcárcel, Univ. de València (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9136:
Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander V. Sergienko; Arno Rauschenbeutel; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. R. Broderick; Thomas Durt, Editor(s)

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